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Old 08-04-2007, 06:39 AM   #1
Susie Rosenberg
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Good morning,

My name is Susie, and I'm an FFFL: Fifty-two-year-old Formerly Fat Lady.

Three years ago, I weighed about 230 lbs. on my 5'7" frame. I couldn't do a whole sinkful of dishes because it hurt my back, hips, and knees too much to stand that long.

I took off some weight through diet, then 18 months ago, joined a gym and started spin classes, yoga, and weight-lifting with a wonderful personal trainer.

Today, I weigh 145 lbs. and I can pretty easily cycle 50 miles or run 5 miles.

A few weeks ago, I told my trainer I needed to bump up the intensity of my workouts. I felt I needed to take a leap as life-altering as when I first sat on a spin bike.

Be careful what you wish for, eh? *wink*

My trainer, who is in the process of creating a Crossfit affliate at our gym, started doing Crossfit workouts with me.

It's just what I needed, and I would never have known how to describe this, 'cause it would never occur to me to actually DO these things. I just love the challenge. Of course, we have to scale things considerably---I've never done a pullup in my life and never expected to try to do them in my fifties---but it's wonderful to have lofty goals.

I've been reading these posts for a few weeks, and I've found the advice of the seasoned Crossfit athletes very, very helpful; especially as to how to scale workouts and the principles of functional fitness. So thank you for sharing your experience with the newbies. I know I really appreciate it!

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Old 08-04-2007, 06:57 PM   #2
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Welcome Susie! Great progress, and I look forward to hearing more!
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Old 08-04-2007, 07:40 PM   #3
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Great job!
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Old 08-04-2007, 07:59 PM   #4
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Susie~ It's literally changed my life! I see these incredibly strong and oh so generous athletes so willing to help us new folks. It's just a wonderful community to belong to.

Welcome aboard...
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Old 08-04-2007, 08:12 PM   #5
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Congrats on your past and future success.

It is a great ride.

All the best,
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Old 08-07-2007, 07:34 AM   #6
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Congratulations Susie and welcome! You are an inspiration to many who hear your accomplishments!
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Old 08-07-2007, 09:31 AM   #7
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Welcome Susie. It's always nice to see new members join up. This really is a great program and it has and still helps me immensely as an average Joe and as a VFF(Volunteer Firefighter).:happy:
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Old 08-07-2007, 10:25 AM   #8
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grats and welcome!
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Old 08-08-2007, 03:02 PM   #9
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Welcome Susie
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